All I could say is that I found salafi pages who reject or show off some statements of Maududi which seem to "attack" or "disrespect" our Messenger for example he must have said in some of his books something like: "until now 1300 years after Muhammad we still haven't seen the Dajjal" he calls this one point where our Messenger had a false estimation or made a false prophecy as according to him he expected the Dajjal to come short after him. And of course salafi's like to show off errors in 'aqidah etc.. He also seem to have Note these are the words I found in a salfi thread about him and his books. They also pointed on his commentary on 12:55 where he interpreted that Yousouf wanted to become a dictator and compared him to Mussolini.
And in this article the Autor (a Sudanese Philosophy teacher) is criticizing the political interpretation of the Quran in his tafsir, discussing these three points, which seem to be the major views of al-Maududi:
- Religion is (only) the utility to establish the divine government (theocracy).
- Reduction of religion on dominion or authority and reduction of authority on it's political aspects.
- Explaining legislation as the absolute right to create law principles.
So far the criticism.
On the other hand I really could only find general acceptance (Scholars like Yusuf al-Qaradawai, Institution like Moroccan Ministery of Awqaf ...) of his whole work, so my answer here is not on tafhim al-Quran itself, but on the whole work of al-Maududi. As it seems Sayyid Qutb in his "Fi dhilal al-Quran" (literally: In the shadows of the Quran) which is a modern tafsir and differs from classical tafsirs in the point that it tries to project the Quranic text into modern time, and reflects or interprets it from this point of view is basically following the way of Quran Interpretation of al-Maududi. The Mufti of Saudi Arabia said about it it's not a tafsir, it doesn't even try to explain the words of Quran but is explaining his shadows and what is around it (Note this is my own "free" interpretation of the quote).